London has Premieres. And I have a Camera.

Over the course of an average year. London probably has about 40-60 movie premieres. They're free to attend. You can bring a camera. And then wait for hours. And be pushed and shoved by fans, autograph dealers and teenage girls from Spain grasping desperately at Logan Lerman.

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 The weather was cold, and the fashion was wildly questionable at the    ‘Surviving Christmas with the Relatives’    World Premiere

The weather was cold, and the fashion was wildly questionable at the ‘Surviving Christmas with the Relatives’ World Premiere

 It was big, and crazy, and I made some weird decisionsat the    “Fantastic Beasts : The Crimes of Grindelwald”    premiere

It was big, and crazy, and I made some weird decisionsat the “Fantastic Beasts : The Crimes of Grindelwald” premiere

  “Proud of Britain? Yes, but a cheap Chinese windbreaker would be great right now too!”  - it’s the    2018 Pride of Britain Awards   !

“Proud of Britain? Yes, but a cheap Chinese windbreaker would be great right now too!” - it’s the 2018 Pride of Britain Awards!

 London Film Festival 2018 is over and gets a ‘classy’ and ‘stylish’ commentary-free    Red Carpet Monochrome journal   . Art, Baby.

London Film Festival 2018 is over and gets a ‘classy’ and ‘stylish’ commentary-free Red Carpet Monochrome journal. Art, Baby.

 “I’d come over there to sign…. but there’s a SALE on behind me, and a girl does love a bargain” - at    ‘A Private War’   .

“I’d come over there to sign…. but there’s a SALE on behind me, and a girl does love a bargain” - at ‘A Private War’.

 Melissa McCarthy is nice and James E Grant is classy - good times at    BFI LFF Day 10   , sort of.

Melissa McCarthy is nice and James E Grant is classy - good times at BFI LFF Day 10, sort of.

 Chris Pine! Aaron Taylor Johnson! Santa Clauses Old And New! And the lamentable absence of Florence Pugh at    “Outlaw King”

Chris Pine! Aaron Taylor Johnson! Santa Clauses Old And New! And the lamentable absence of Florence Pugh at “Outlaw King”

 Day 5 of BFI London Film Festival inadvertently became    Directors Only day    : with Jason Reitman and Alfonso Cuaron.

Day 5 of BFI London Film Festival inadvertently became Directors Only day : with Jason Reitman and Alfonso Cuaron.

 It’s the BFI LFF    premiere for “Beautiful Boy”    feat. Timothee Chalamet, and the screaming fans of Timothee Chalamet!

It’s the BFI LFF premiere for “Beautiful Boy” feat. Timothee Chalamet, and the screaming fans of Timothee Chalamet!

 It’s on!! BFI LFF 2018’s    opening gala was for “Widows”    featuring Rodriguez, Davis, McQueen, Kaluuya and Zimmer!

It’s on!! BFI LFF 2018’s opening gala was for “Widows” featuring Rodriguez, Davis, McQueen, Kaluuya and Zimmer!

 Fine, so John Hamm isn’t actually in    “The Romanoffs”   , but his Mad Men writer Matthew Weiner (right) also wrote that.

Fine, so John Hamm isn’t actually in “The Romanoffs”, but his Mad Men writer Matthew Weiner (right) also wrote that.

 I’ll let you know if I bother to re-edit the    Johnn English Strikes    again journal so it’s got less anti-Pentax-ness. But maybe I won’t.

I’ll let you know if I bother to re-edit the Johnn English Strikes again journal so it’s got less anti-Pentax-ness. But maybe I won’t.

 EnglandsGareth Southgate : literally one of 3 people I recognised outside    The Best Fifa Awards 2018   .

EnglandsGareth Southgate : literally one of 3 people I recognised outside The Best Fifa Awards 2018.

 Not a premiere, but a gala… and not a red carpet but Tha Streetz.. I know my place at the    Black 47 Gala Screening   .

Not a premiere, but a gala… and not a red carpet but Tha Streetz.. I know my place at the Black 47 Gala Screening.

 At the time of posting I can’t confirm that I photographed anyone from    “The Intent 2 : The Come Up”    at its premiere.

At the time of posting I can’t confirm that I photographed anyone from “The Intent 2 : The Come Up” at its premiere.

 It’s a Prince Charles Cinema Premiere!! - and it’s for a movie the stars of which attended (   “Gloves Off”   )

It’s a Prince Charles Cinema Premiere!! - and it’s for a movie the stars of which attended (“Gloves Off”)

 Good news for fans of the lovely Emma Stone: she’s in about 80% of the    premiere for the Netflix series “Maniac”

Good news for fans of the lovely Emma Stone: she’s in about 80% of the premiere for the Netflix series “Maniac”

 It’s the    “King of Thieves” World Premiere   … but my eye is already on the clock for another event less than 15mins later.

It’s the “King of Thieves” World Premiere… but my eye is already on the clock for another event less than 15mins later.

 I'll be honest, I expected plenty less than friendly eye-contact from Stefanie Martini at the premiere for    "Hurricane"

I'll be honest, I expected plenty less than friendly eye-contact from Stefanie Martini at the premiere for "Hurricane"

 Better known as an actor, Idris Elba now DIRECTS, and the film's name is    "Yardie"   .

Better known as an actor, Idris Elba now DIRECTS, and the film's name is "Yardie".

 Directors Ben Wheatley and Colin Trevorrow had nothing to do with    "The Festival"    but showed up at the premiere anyway!

Directors Ben Wheatley and Colin Trevorrow had nothing to do with "The Festival" but showed up at the premiere anyway!

 Ewan McGregor doesn't want mentions of Star Wars at the premiere of another Disney movie, at    "Christopher Robin"

Ewan McGregor doesn't want mentions of Star Wars at the premiere of another Disney movie, at "Christopher Robin"

 For the first time in a very long time, I put Autographs before Photographs... but it worked out okay! At the    Mission Impossible : Fallout Premiere   .

For the first time in a very long time, I put Autographs before Photographs... but it worked out okay! At the Mission Impossible : Fallout Premiere.

 To coincide with the Royal Airforce's 100th Anniversary : the premiere of the    "Spitfire" Documentary    in London.

To coincide with the Royal Airforce's 100th Anniversary : the premiere of the "Spitfire" Documentary in London.

 After another fairly long drought of premieres in London, it's    "Swimming With Men"   . And 1970s gang signs!

After another fairly long drought of premieres in London, it's "Swimming With Men". And 1970s gang signs!

 For the first time in over two months : London has a real premiere, with a stage and everything! (   It's for Ocean's 8   )

For the first time in over two months : London has a real premiere, with a stage and everything! (It's for Ocean's 8)

 I'd both prepared for another premiere entirely, and didn't know who anybody was at    "Welcome to Curiosity"

I'd both prepared for another premiere entirely, and didn't know who anybody was at "Welcome to Curiosity"

 Vanessa Kirby is very pretty, AND ended up winning an award at the    2018 TV Baftas    (so much cooler than the film baftas...)

Vanessa Kirby is very pretty, AND ended up winning an award at the 2018 TV Baftas (so much cooler than the film baftas...)

 Just one day after the snow of the Empire Awards, it's the European premiere for    Ready Player One    with Steven Spielberg!

Just one day after the snow of the Empire Awards, it's the European premiere for Ready Player One with Steven Spielberg!

 Scott Eastwood and I share more of a moment than Daisy Ridley or Alicia Vikander and I in past weeks, at    Pacific Rim2

Scott Eastwood and I share more of a moment than Daisy Ridley or Alicia Vikander and I in past weeks, at Pacific Rim2

 It was Rey, Hux and the lady who plays one of the gold-painted aliens in Guardians of the Galaxy at    "Peter Rabbit (2018)"

It was Rey, Hux and the lady who plays one of the gold-painted aliens in Guardians of the Galaxy at "Peter Rabbit (2018)"

 It's 2018 and I'm back, and not entirely sure whether I should put an exclamation mark here! Premiere #1:   "The Mercy"

It's 2018 and I'm back, and not entirely sure whether I should put an exclamation mark here! Premiere #1: "The Mercy"

 This year only Star Wars : The Last Jedi is the only premiere to get a   commentary-free Red Carpet Monochrome Journal

This year only Star Wars : The Last Jedi is the only premiere to get a commentary-free Red Carpet Monochrome Journal

 Lily James Layered up and Layered down, Gary Oldman declined to look up, and that was  'Darkest Hour'  in a nutshell

Lily James Layered up and Layered down, Gary Oldman declined to look up, and that was 'Darkest Hour' in a nutshell

 For the second time in two days I (a) have an event, (b) photograph Poppy Delevingne - at   the British Fashion Awards.

For the second time in two days I (a) have an event, (b) photograph Poppy Delevingne - at the British Fashion Awards.

 Claire Foy! Matt Smith! Not one but TWO corgis! - all this for Season2  (World) Premiere of Season2 of Netflix's "The Crown"

Claire Foy! Matt Smith! Not one but TWO corgis! - all this for Season2 (World) Premiere of Season2 of Netflix's "The Crown"

   BFI London Film Festival 2017 ends   with Peter Dinklage, Woody Harrelson, Frances McDormand AND Sam Rockwell

BFI London Film Festival 2017 ends with Peter Dinklage, Woody Harrelson, Frances McDormand AND Sam Rockwell

 Two premieres on Friday 13th -   one for 'Downsizing'   (no Matt Damon) and one for   'The Florida Project' (no Willem Dafoe)

Two premieres on Friday 13th - one for 'Downsizing' (no Matt Damon) and one for 'The Florida Project' (no Willem Dafoe)

 Jamie Bell, Annette Benning, Elvis Costello and only getting drenched on the way home :   Film Stars Don't Die In Liverpool

Jamie Bell, Annette Benning, Elvis Costello and only getting drenched on the way home : Film Stars Don't Die In Liverpool

 Jennifer Lawrence and I share a moment (in the journal, not here on the homepage!) at  the premiere of "Mother!"

Jennifer Lawrence and I share a moment (in the journal, not here on the homepage!) at the premiere of "Mother!"

 Adam Driver doesn't really want to look at all the photos on your phone at  the 'Logan Lucky' premiere

Adam Driver doesn't really want to look at all the photos on your phone at the 'Logan Lucky' premiere

 Cap and Iron Man hug it out (possibly their mothers have the same first name?) at  the Civil War European Premiere

Cap and Iron Man hug it out (possibly their mothers have the same first name?) at the Civil War European Premiere

 Scarlett Johansson probably didn't recognise me at  The Avengers Age of Ultron European Premiere

Scarlett Johansson probably didn't recognise me at The Avengers Age of Ultron European Premiere

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 A day I wished I knew more about theatre… but it’s past midnight so the    2018 Evening Standard Awards    was yesterday

A day I wished I knew more about theatre… but it’s past midnight so the 2018 Evening Standard Awards was yesterday

    “Fantastic Beasts The Crimes of Grindelwald”    - big enough to get its own commentary free RedCarpetMonochrome journal!

“Fantastic Beasts The Crimes of Grindelwald” - big enough to get its own commentary free RedCarpetMonochrome journal!

 A purple carpet and a Wembley location: the world premiere of the Queen flick    “Bohemian Rhapsody”

A purple carpet and a Wembley location: the world premiere of the Queen flick “Bohemian Rhapsody”

 And just like that, with the    World Premiere for “Stan & Ollie”,    the 2018 BFI London Film Festival is over. Thankfully!

And just like that, with the World Premiere for “Stan & Ollie”, the 2018 BFI London Film Festival is over. Thankfully!

 It was Yorgos Lanthimos’    “The Favourite”    and Ralph Fiennes’    “The White Crow”    on London Film Festival Day 9.

It was Yorgos Lanthimos’ “The Favourite” and Ralph Fiennes’ “The White Crow” on London Film Festival Day 9.

 Regret, hatred, and entitled ranting. It’s all part of the joy and fun of    BFI London Film Fest 2018, Day 7   .

Regret, hatred, and entitled ranting. It’s all part of the joy and fun of BFI London Film Fest 2018, Day 7.

 Day 6 of London Film Festival meant two premieres: this one (above) for    “Life Itself”    and also another, for    “Wild Rose”   .

Day 6 of London Film Festival meant two premieres: this one (above) for “Life Itself” and also another, for “Wild Rose”.

 It’s the BFI LFF premiere for    Alfonso Curzon’s “Roma”    featuring Alfonso Cuaron!

It’s the BFI LFF premiere for Alfonso Curzon’s “Roma” featuring Alfonso Cuaron!

 Rain, Keira Knightley, and mystifyingly bad decision-making at the BFI LFF    Patrons Gala for “Colette”   .

Rain, Keira Knightley, and mystifyingly bad decision-making at the BFI LFF Patrons Gala for “Colette”.

 Compared to what it could have been, that dress could almost count as ‘conservative’ - Lady Gaga at    “A Star Is Born”

Compared to what it could have been, that dress could almost count as ‘conservative’ - Lady Gaga at “A Star Is Born”

 Good news for fans of Blake Lively : she’s in 80% of the photos for    “A Simple Favour”    (and mentioned in most of the rest)

Good news for fans of Blake Lively : she’s in 80% of the photos for “A Simple Favour” (and mentioned in most of the rest)

 If you walk the streets dressed like this, and/or take photos of peoples dressed like this, it must be    London Fashion Week   !!

If you walk the streets dressed like this, and/or take photos of peoples dressed like this, it must be London Fashion Week!!

 The    2018 GQ Awards    featuring McGowan! Zendaya! Hiddleston! Boseman! Kaluuya! And Kate Beckinsale's dress!

The 2018 GQ Awards featuring McGowan! Zendaya! Hiddleston! Boseman! Kaluuya! And Kate Beckinsale's dress!

 Not    one,    not    two   , not    three   , not    four   ... but    five    premieres in two days of Frightfest 2018! (and I watched    one      !)

Not one, not two, not three, not four... but five premieres in two days of Frightfest 2018! (and I watched one !)

 "We're sorry Stanley Tucci couldn't be here... but look how great our hair is, while his isn't" - at    'The Children Act' premiere

"We're sorry Stanley Tucci couldn't be here... but look how great our hair is, while his isn't" - at 'The Children Act' premiere

 Excitement! Adventure! Avoidance of Rain! - and finally getting to photograph Glenn Close at the    UK premiere of "The Wife"

Excitement! Adventure! Avoidance of Rain! - and finally getting to photograph Glenn Close at the UK premiere of "The Wife"

 Meryl Streep! Cher! Lily James! Stellan Skarsgard! Andy Garcia! Jeremy Irvine! Amanda Seyfried! Benny & Bjorn! And Pierce Brosnan... at    "Mama Mia! Here We Go Again"

Meryl Streep! Cher! Lily James! Stellan Skarsgard! Andy Garcia! Jeremy Irvine! Amanda Seyfried! Benny & Bjorn! And Pierce Brosnan... at "Mama Mia! Here We Go Again"

 A rare DISNEY premiere in London! Samuel L Jackson and Holly Hunter for Pixar's    'Incredibles 2'

A rare DISNEY premiere in London! Samuel L Jackson and Holly Hunter for Pixar's 'Incredibles 2'

 Harry and Meghan! William and Kate! Horses! Drums! Fly-bys! Crowds! And Her Majesty at    Trooping the Colour 2018

Harry and Meghan! William and Kate! Horses! Drums! Fly-bys! Crowds! And Her Majesty at Trooping the Colour 2018

 Is this what premieres have come to? Just a T-Rex in front of a monument to promote    Jurassic World 2   ? Seems so...

Is this what premieres have come to? Just a T-Rex in front of a monument to promote Jurassic World 2? Seems so...

 Lily James and Jessica Brown Findlay at the world premiere for a movie so big    they couldn't fit the name of it on the marquee!

Lily James and Jessica Brown Findlay at the world premiere for a movie so big they couldn't fit the name of it on the marquee!

 A 'family gala screening' for    "Sherlock Gnomes"    on a Sunday morning turns out to have some decent attendees!

A 'family gala screening' for "Sherlock Gnomes" on a Sunday morning turns out to have some decent attendees!

 Dwayne Johnson has charms to soothe the savage beast (but not Charlie Chaplin lookalikes or autograph dealers) at    "Rampage"

Dwayne Johnson has charms to soothe the savage beast (but not Charlie Chaplin lookalikes or autograph dealers) at "Rampage"

 Rain!Umbrellas!Cuba Gooding Jnr!The Hamilton Cast! And Time'sUp Badges. Lots of those. At    the 2018 Olivier Awards   .

Rain!Umbrellas!Cuba Gooding Jnr!The Hamilton Cast! And Time'sUp Badges. Lots of those. At the 2018 Olivier Awards.

 I've had worse, but it's usually involved Disney in some way. Also *technically* this wasn't a premiere, for    "A Quiet Place"

I've had worse, but it's usually involved Disney in some way. Also *technically* this wasn't a premiere, for "A Quiet Place"

 It's    the 2018 Empire Award   s, and in flagrant contradiction of the 'science' of weather forecasting : SNOW!

It's the 2018 Empire Awards, and in flagrant contradiction of the 'science' of weather forecasting : SNOW!

 I don't usually risk being banned from premieres for standing where I am, but when I do it's   for a Disney movie starring Oprah  .

I don't usually risk being banned from premieres for standing where I am, but when I do it's for a Disney movie starring Oprah.

 Alicia Vikander is pretty, but director Roar Uthaug's name is more awesome sounding, at    'Tomb Raider (2018)'

Alicia Vikander is pretty, but director Roar Uthaug's name is more awesome sounding, at 'Tomb Raider (2018)'

 2017 Finishes (for me) with arguably the biggest premiere of the year - the   European premiere of Star Wars : The Last Jedi

2017 Finishes (for me) with arguably the biggest premiere of the year - the European premiere of Star Wars : The Last Jedi

 Jessica Chastain and I share a moment (but not my warm thinsulate beanie) at   the premiere of "Molly's Game"

Jessica Chastain and I share a moment (but not my warm thinsulate beanie) at the premiere of "Molly's Game"

 "I've been instructed not to comment on anything outside a narrow range to do with this movie" at   Daddy's Home2

"I've been instructed not to comment on anything outside a narrow range to do with this movie" at Daddy's Home2

 The  "Murder on the Orient Express"  world premiere was so large no one photo can do it justice... but here goes! More  here

The "Murder on the Orient Express" world premiere was so large no one photo can do it justice... but here goes! More here

 It's over for another year :   BFI London Film Festival 2017   - this is the b'n'w only gallery of highlights and links

It's over for another year : BFI London Film Festival 2017 - this is the b'n'w only gallery of highlights and links

 Nicole Kidman! Colin Farrell! Lens flares! Raffey Cassidy! (Emma Stone! Nicholas Hoult!) -   The Killing of a Sacred Deer

Nicole Kidman! Colin Farrell! Lens flares! Raffey Cassidy! (Emma Stone! Nicholas Hoult!) - The Killing of a Sacred Deer

 It was an indoor venue in a corridor / stairwell, but it still counts, 'cause it's DAVID FINCHER!!  (for Mindhunter)

It was an indoor venue in a corridor / stairwell, but it still counts, 'cause it's DAVID FINCHER!! (for Mindhunter)

 Not one but FIVE Oscar winners at an action-comedy spy sequel Premiere, too :  Kingsman - The Golden Circle .

Not one but FIVE Oscar winners at an action-comedy spy sequel Premiere, too : Kingsman - The Golden Circle.

 Luke Skywalker prefers to go by the name ' Mark Hamill ' when he's attending  the 2017 GQ Awards.. .

Luke Skywalker prefers to go by the name 'Mark Hamill' when he's attending the 2017 GQ Awards...

 I've finally photographed Oscar/Bafta-winning director Kathryn Bigelow ( at the 'Detroit' Premiere )

I've finally photographed Oscar/Bafta-winning director Kathryn Bigelow (at the 'Detroit' Premiere)

 Ansel Elgort, Lily Driver, and lots of screaming from female fans at  the Baby Driver European Premiere

Ansel Elgort, Lily Driver, and lots of screaming from female fans at the Baby Driver European Premiere

 A second premiere in Berlin - for  Fast & Furious 8  (Are Berlin premieres the new normal? Probably not but I'll keep it in mind)

A second premiere in Berlin - for Fast & Furious 8 (Are Berlin premieres the new normal? Probably not but I'll keep it in mind)

 James Bond's 'SPECTRE' - the premiere so big  I started writing the journal the day before  when they were still setting it up!

James Bond's 'SPECTRE' - the premiere so big I started writing the journal the day before when they were still setting it up!

 FLASHBACK : Can book launch be a Premiere? I say yes - for  the launch of 'The Wikileaks Files'  in London

FLASHBACK : Can book launch be a Premiere? I say yes - for the launch of 'The Wikileaks Files' in London

 FLASHBACK : Scarlett Johansson and I share a private/public moment at  the premiere of The Avengers

FLASHBACK : Scarlett Johansson and I share a private/public moment at the premiere of The Avengers

 FLASHBACK : Daniel Craig looking supercool at the  World Premiere of the James Bond movie "Skyfall"

FLASHBACK : Daniel Craig looking supercool at the World Premiere of the James Bond movie "Skyfall"

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